Joe Biden has begun staffing a commission to study “reforms” to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary to begin fulfilling a Democrat dream to pack the Court with more leftist activist justices.
The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.
Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who has been tapped to co-chair the commission. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said.
Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren’t lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Biden’s commission will return with a reform proposal within 180 days.
“President Biden has put together this commission to come up with a report in 180 days,” he said in an MSNBC interview this week. “We’re going to see what the commission says and go from there.”
After being relentlessly pressed about whether he’d pack the court in the weeks leading up to the presidential election, Biden said he is “not a fan of court packing.”
Of course, that was when he was accusing the GOP of “packing the court” when Trump filled the vacant seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett in October.
Looks like another promise by Biden is about to be broken — shocker.
Carlson warned that Democrats are already putting forth a proposal called H.R. 1 to cement all the mechanisms that contributed to the 2020 election fraud into law.